“We’re pleased with the progress the team has made over the course of the training camp,” said Head Coach, Dave DeAveiro. “These athletes have shown outstanding work ethic and commitment to the team to solidify their spots on our final roster.”
DeAveiro, a native of Toronto, returns for his fourth year coaching the U16/U17 age-group team. He is joined by assistants Michael Meeks (Canada Basketball) and James Derouin (University of Ottawa), as well as apprentice coach Nicky Davis (Sheridan College).
“For these athletes it will be their first time representing Canada in international competition,” said Rowan Barrett, Executive Vice President/Assistant General Manager, Men’s High Performance. “This will be a tremendous opportunity for growth and development for this young crop of talented Canadians.”
The athletes completed a four-day camp at Humber – North Campus this past weekend. Athletes were identified throughout the year in a series of identification camps and recommendations from the Provincial/Territorial Service Organizations.
This past summer, the Cadet squad finished 6th at the 2014 FIBA U17 World Cup in Dubai. Canada is currently ranked 3rd worldwide in the FIBA Men’s Age Group rankings.
A full list team roster and staff are listed below. The team will reconvene in May for a training camp prior to their departure to Argentina.
2015 Cadet Team Roster
|Barrett Jr, Rowan||Wing||Mississauga||REDA/Brampton Warriors/Tyler Ennis Jordan Brand|
|Bediako, Jaden||Forward||Brampton||Team Breakdown/Brampton Warriors/Tyler Ennis Jordan Brand|
|Brazdeikis, Ignas||Wing||Oakville||Oakville Venom/CIA Bounce/Tyler Ennis Jordan Brand|
|Carr, Marcus||PG||Woodbridge||Northern Kings|
|Courtney, Liam||Forward||Cambridge||REDA/Waterloo Wolverines/Canada Elite|
|Djuricic, Danilo||Forward||Brampton||CIA Bounce/Team Tyler Ennis|
|Kabongo, Jonathan||PG||Toronto||CIA Bounce/Tyler Ennis Jordan Brand|
|Kirkwood, Noah||Wing||Kanata||Ottawa Next Level|
|Llewellyn, Jaelin||PG||Mississauga||Oakville/CIA Bounce/Tyler Ennis Jordan Brand Team|
|Nembhard, Andrew||PG||Aurora||Vaughan Panthers/ Brampton Warriors/Tyler Ennis Jordan Brand|
|Shephard, Grant||Forward||Kelowna||Junior Heat|
|Shittu, Simi||Wing||Burlington||REDA/CIA Bounce/Tyler Ennis Jordan Brand|
|John, Brandon||Forward||Brantford||CIA Bounce/Tyler Ennis Jordan Brand|
|Saunders, Keshaun||Wing||Brampton||Oakville Venom/CIA Bounce/Tyler Ennis Jordan Brand|
|Dave DeAveiro||Head Coach||McGill University, Head Coach|
|Michael Meeks||Assistant Coach||Canada Basketball, Manager of Youth Player Development|
|James Derouin||Assistant Coach||University of Ottawa, Head Coach|
|Nicky Davis||Apprentice Coach||Sheridan College, Assistant Coach|
|Mary Lalancette||Therapist||Ryerson University, Athletic Therapist|
|Chris Cheng||Manager||Nipissing University, Head Coach|
|Mark Leung||Doctor||University of Toronto, Team Physician|
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